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11/20/2012 05:24 pm ET Updated Nov 21, 2012

Jonathan Trappe's Balloon House Recreates Scene From 'Up'

Jonathan Trappe is apparently a big fan of Pixar's 2009 animated movie, "Up." Particularly the scene where Carl, a crotchety 78-year-old man, ties a couple hundred balloons to his house and goes on an extensive airborne adventure.

Lots of people enjoyed that scene. But Trappe took his enthusiasm to the next level Monday when the 38-year-old professional cluster-balloonist recreated it during the Leon International Balloon Festival in Mexico.

Believe it or not, this is actually the second time a house has gone airborne in real life using balloons. In 2011, the National Geographic Channel floated a 2,000-pound house to an altitude of more than 10,000 feet using 300 weather balloons, according to CNET. Trappe also hitched a ride on that structure, dubbed the "N878UP."

Despite the attention he's received, Trappe says his "Up" recreations are only a warm-up. He's planning to one day cross the Atlantic Ocean, suspended only by helium balloons.

But for that attempt, he'll ditch the house. Instead, Trappe will be suspended in a double-hulled lifeboat. "I will sail, but not on the oceans," he wrote of the planned trip on his blog. "I will sail on the skies."

Trappe gained notoriety in 2010 after becoming the first person to cross the English channel via helium balloon. That time, he was suspended by balloons attached to a chair.

You can check out photos of his most recent balloon flight on Facebook.

WATCH: Trappe compiled a video of his accomplishments, including his interest in crossing the Atlantic:

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